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Susanne Bødker

Between casual commitment and cross-media articulation – the faith of the Napkin

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  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Information and Media Studies
This paper presents an analysis of the Napkin, a collaborative technology designed to support news reporters in their struggle to handle the integrated production of news stories to multiple media platforms. The Napkin was abandoned while we studied it, and this raised the questions of what was wrong with the Napkin, and why did it fail? The Napkin suffered many of the problems known to CSCW: It laced reciprocity of visibility and commitment between reporters and editors; it did not give sufficient overview of media processes and products, in particular it was impossible to motivate stories and overview their relationships with other stories. The casual metaphor of a Napkin was in contrast to how commitments got perceived by reporters and editors. The paper uses these discussions to revisit the notion of articulation work
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of the 8th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems 2008 : COOP'08: Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems 2008
EditorsParina Hassanaly, Athissingh Ramrajsingh, Dave Randall, Pascal Salembier, Matthieu Tixier
Number of pages10
PublisherInstitut d'Etudes Politiques d'Aix-en-Provence
Publication year2008
Pages75-84
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventCOOP '08 : the 8th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems - Carry-le-Rouet, Provence, France
Duration: 20 May 200823 May 2008
Conference number: 8

Conference

ConferenceCOOP '08 : the 8th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems
Nummer8
LandFrance
ByCarry-le-Rouet, Provence
Periode20/05/200823/05/2008

    Research areas

  • CSCW, articulation work, overview, cooperation

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